Thomas E. Perez, now the U.S. assistant attorney general heading the Justice Department’s civil rights division, will be nominated to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, a Democratic source said.
A former federal prosecutor and official in his home state of Maryland, Perez was sworn into his current post in October 2009.
Perez, who is himself Hispanic, and his office have been active in a number of high-profile cases in recent years. They include:
– Blocking a Texas law mandating that voters present personal identification before going to the polls, after finding little evidence of voter fraud in the state.
– Findings that controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, engaged in “a pattern or practice of unlawful retaliatory behavior against perceived critics.”
– Findings that New Orleans police used excessive force, made unconstitutional searches and illegally profiled people based on race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.
– Standing with Muslims trying to build a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Based on the four cases cited, Perez has been on the wrong side of most of those cases as part of the most corrupt Justice Dept. the U.S. has seen in decades if not ever. Not only did he stand with Muslims but he threatened lawsuits and forced mosques on towns and cities. Perez’s notables on Creeping Sharia below:
Update: Maybe we should have titled it “racist Islamophile,” as DOJ whistleblower reports at PJ Media, Breaking: Inspector General Report on Racialist Dysfunction inside DOJ:
Today the Department of Justice inspector general released a report on potential Labor secretary nominee Tom Perez’s DOJ Civil Rights Division. The timing of the release to coincide with his nomination was certainly accidental, because the report paints a damning portrait of the DOJ unit he managed.
The full report is here.
The 250-page report offers an inside glimpse of systemic racialist dysfunction inside one of the most powerful federal government agencies.
The report was prepared in response to Representative Frank Wolf’s (R-VA) outrage over the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal. In response to the report, Rep. Wolf said today, the “report makes clear that the division has become a rat’s nest of unacceptable and unprofessional actions, and even outright threats against career attorneys and systemic mismanagement.”
Perez will do the same at the Labor Dept.